Morton Automotive

 

1926 Rolls-Royce Boattail Speedster

Morton Coachworks is currently engaged in a project to convert the coachworks of a 1926 Rolls-Royce from a 4 door sedan to a boattail speedster.  The in-house design and fabrication of frame and body panels has been executed by Morton Coachworks under the watchful direction of Jesse Morton to ensure mechanical functionality, design aesthetics, and period correctness.  Features incorporated into the design include:

  • Redesign of windshield, fenders, hood, and doors to achieve consistency with the sport appearance of the boattail configuration
  • Relocation of shift device outside of the passenger compartment onto the right hand running board
  • Fully retractible convertible top, which is stored inside a clamshell enclosure

  • Jesse Building Framing Member for Clamshell Buck for 1926 Rolls-Royce Boattail Jesse Building Framing Member for Clamshell Buck for 1926 Rolls-Royce Boattail
  • 1926 Rolls-Royce Boattail Coachwork Buck 1926 Rolls-Royce Boattail Coachwork Buck
  • Mockup of Wood Buck Coachwork Mockup of Wood Buck Coachwork
  • Rebodied Windshield and Cowl Rebodied Windshield and Cowl
  • New Convertible Top Design Mockup New Convertible Top Design Mockup
  • Boattail Coachwork Buck in Epoxy Primer Boattail Coachwork Buck in Epoxy Primer
  • 1926 Rolls-Royce Boattail Skin Work Begins on Buck 1926 Rolls-Royce Boattail Skin Work Begins on Buck
  • Jesse Forming Bead for Top of 1926 Rolls-Royce Door Jesse Forming Bead for Top of 1926 Rolls-Royce Door
  • Jesse Planishing Out High and Low Spots in 1926 Rolls-Royce Clamshell Lid Jesse Planishing Out High and Low Spots in 1926 Rolls-Royce Clamshell Lid
  • Jesse Forming Clamshell Lid for 1926 Rolls-Royce Jesse Forming Clamshell Lid for 1926 Rolls-Royce
  • 1926 Rolls-Royce Windshield Mockup 1926 Rolls-Royce Windshield Mockup
  • Jesse Finishing Metalwork on 1926 Rolls-Royce Boattail Jesse Finishing Metalwork on 1926 Rolls-Royce Boattail
  • Jesse Finishing Metalwork on 1926 Rolls-Royce Boattail Jesse Finishing Metalwork on 1926 Rolls-Royce Boattail
  • 1926 Rolls-Royce in Shop 1926 Rolls-Royce in Shop
  • Jesse Aligning Doors on 1926 Rolls-Royce Jesse Aligning Doors on 1926 Rolls-Royce
  • Jesse Checking Top of Cowl for Fit Jesse Checking Top of Cowl for Fit
  • 1926 Rolls-Royce in Shop 1926 Rolls-Royce in Shop
  • 1926 Rolls-Royce Dashboard 1926 Rolls-Royce Dashboard
  • 1926 Rolls-Royce Early Fender Mockup 1926 Rolls-Royce Early Fender Mockup
  • Redesigned Hood Cover, Fenders, and Step Plates Redesigned Hood Cover, Fenders, and Step Plates